Glossary of private equity and Venture capital terms 

Our glossary of financial terms let you find the terms and definitions that are commonly used in venture capital and business financing. Use the form below to find a term.

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Angel Investment
An investment made by an Angel Investor Angel investors often organize themselves into angel networks or angel groups with an agreement to share research and pool their own ...
Angel investor
A person who provides backing to very early-stage businesses or business concepts. Angel investors are typically entrepreneurs who have become wealthy, often in technology-related industries. ...
Average IRR
It is used to refer as arithmetic mean of the internal rates of return.


Bond fund
A mutual fund whose investment objective is to provide stable income with taking minimum risk. This type of fund invests in income-producing instruments, which may include government, corporate or ...
Bond swap
A process in which an investor sells a bond and buys a different bond at the same time with the proceeds from the sale. There are many reasons why people use a bond swap; to seek tax benefits, to ...
Bridge financing
A form of interim loan made for a short time period during which the borrower needs to have more time before taking a long term financing. These funds are often supplied by the investment bank ...
Buy-sell agreement
An agreement among business partners where one party will buy and another will sell and interest in the business at a specified price in the event of a specified occurrence.


Capital appreciation
A gain (or loss) in the market price of an investment is called capital appreciation. Capital appreciation is one way for investors to profit from an investment in company. The other is through ...
Capital formation
Expansion of capital or capital goods through savings from households and governments to the business sector, which leads to economic growth.
Capital market
The financial market where the capital funds, debt (bonds) and equity (stocks) are traded.
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